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How to prepare for an interview

19 June 2012 Last updated at 15:07 BST

For many people, job interviews can be nerve-wracking, but a bit of work beforehand and a few simple techniques can make them less painful.

Sue Powell is a relationship and career coach and she says that "preparation is key" when it comes to doing well in a job interview.

She tells BBC News about the kinds of things candidates can do to prepare themselves before an interview.

This includes doing some research on the company you are applying to, and making sure there are no inappropriate pictures of yourself available on the internet.

There is more general information on looking for a job in our guide to coping with unemployment. And the government's Next Step site has advice on planning a career.

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